VGDJ Episode #49

From the VGDJ website, “As is the case with the natural laws of the universe, we have
balanced last week’s slightly abridged episode with a decidedly
plus-size show that is sure to hit the spot. The culmination of our
Awkward Trivia Contest Giveaway is close at hand as we announce the
penultimate winner and the final question. Not to be forgotten,
Cyan_Ide and DrumUltimA have returned with their weekly reports (gee,
who do you think is missing?!) and of course, zircon’s “Flow Basket”
makes its debut appearance. Excitement! Mystery! Suspense! Tune in to
Episode 049, and don’t touch that dial!”
SHOW
VOTE (MAGININJA DID IT! SO SHOULD YOU!)
SHOWNOTES

Beatdrop is engaged! Congratulations!

From the thread on OCReMix:

The dropper of the beats has gotten engaged.
After having fallen madly in love with who was once my on-and-off
lover, Christina, I proposed to her a couple days ago. We’re planning
on having our wedding sometime in late October or early to mid-
November in Bemidji, MN, so any OCR residents in the area should let me
know if they are interested in attending, because I would be happy to
send an invite.


Sudden, perhaps, but incredible.

And I apologize if you thought this would be some cool thread about dogfights or something.

Nerdcore Hip-Hop Compilation Released

So I knew this was being worked on, but I didn’t know it had actually been COMPLETED (almost a month ago) until the review popped up on slashdot today, so maybe other people missed it to.
The slashdo review mentioned that about half the songs are pretty eh, but the other half is excellent, though they didn’t mention which tracks specifically. When I talked to Shael about it earlier today he pretty much said the same thing.

The most notable songs on the compilation however is a track by Shael himself and another by Mythril Nazgul (as myf). If you listen to nothing else from this compilation, listen to both of those because I’ve heard them and they are both EXCELLENT.

The entire compilation can be downloaded here:
http://www.rhymetorrents.com/

VGDJ: Episode #048

Whaaaaaat? How did we manage
to let our “mini episode” exceed the 35-minute mark?! Oh right. It’s
because there were a whopping four ReMix Reviews this week, plus the
VGDJ Awkward Trivia Contest Giveaway, plus cohosting co-embarrassment,
plus our hordes of creepy callers. (Seriously, where do you guys come
up with these things?) Anywho, we hope you enjoy this somewhat abridged
edition of vee gee dee jay. Had a lot going on this past week, but have
no fear: we’ll be back in full feature action next episode… with the
debut of zircon’s swanky new remixing tutorial! Until then, enjoy.

VGDJ: Shownotes #048

[01:05] Okay, wtf…? Mini episode MY ARSE!
We may have cut out all the weekly reports and Russian ReMix Roulette,
but this show still ended up coming to almost 40 minutes! In any case,
your dearest cohosts have lives outside of VGDJ (believe it or not),
and didn’t have the time to edit a full show this week. Solly…
[04:07] VOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTE!
[05:00] But
that’s okay, because we have some special things in the works for our
next two shows! Episode 049 will feature the very first installation of
zircon’s brand new remixing tutorial, appropriately titled “The Flow Basket.” Aaaaaaand, as if that isn’t enough, OUR FIFTIETH EPISODE IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER. Many surprises in store.
[06:32] Announcing the second winner of our Awkward Trivia Contest Giveaway:
lancer130! Congrats: your answer was thorough………..ly amusing!
Hyuck hyuck. Be on the lookout for SuperGreenX’s remix albums “Chroma”
and “Better Than Sliced Beats,” for they shall be arriving soon. And
now, for your last chance to win these phat beats…

This week’s question:
We’ve had three *stingers thus far that have been connected in their
theme and concept. Tell us what they are, and what episodes they were
on. (And no, they aren’t about Rama, because we totally make fun of him
all the time. ^_~) Additionally, we would like to know your most
embarrassing nickname, explained for all the world to hear! As always,
be sure to email your response to [email protected] by noon this
Thursday!

* (“Stinger” is the term we use to describe the random
bit we tack on at the very end of each show, after the voicemail
section.)
[09:42] PIXIE PUBLICLY HUMILIATES ZIRCON by revealing his
embarrassing nickname. But being a nice little fairy, she evens out the
count with her own. What do you think? “Bear and Jillybean discuss the
world of OverClocked ReMix, a community dedicated to the appreciation
and reinterpretation of video game music”…? Hmmm, maybe next Easter.
[11:43] ReMix Review: From Awesome: ‘Game Over (Cheeze Mix)‘ by Erik S … OMG learn how to spell “cheese,” kay? XD And cheesy it is… kind of like an 80’s vampire movie! Solid work from Erik S.
[14:37] ReMix Review: From 7th Guest: ‘Microscopism‘ by Mazedude
… Pixie must remember to wipe her drool listening to this sexy
Mazedude remix. (Question is, does the adjective “sexy” modify the noun
“Mazedude” or “remix” in this context? Guess you’ll never know!) Zircon
is very happy to read an original composer name that he can pronounce,
and you’re sure to dig this quirky industrial track!
[17:16] ReMix Review: From Final Fantasy 7: ‘The Twelf Commandment‘ by Midee and Prozax
… A dynamic duo indeed! Midee and Prozax put their heads together yet
again for a smashing rock/orchestral remix. Definitely check out the
whole song from das linken above, because it was difficult to choose
just one section to feature on the show. This piece is ever-changing!
[20:14] ReMix Review: From Zombies Ate My Neighbors: ‘The Curse‘ by Christian Pacaud
… Captain Christian Pacaud of the U.S.S. Enterprise! XD This mix is a
great example of “reinterpretation.” The source tunes weren’t all that
great, to be quite honest, so we were impressed with what C-Pac was
able to create under the circumstances. Exxxxcccellent. (Pixie edit: Oh
yeah, and sorry about my laughing at your voice crack, Zirkie dear…
[email protected]~!)
[22:56] Still laughing!
[23:29] GET
AWAY FROM US YOU SCARY CALLERS! Here is a little collection of
disturbing voicemails we received this past week. Thanks Toot, Abadoss,
and Ray…?
[28:47] OkayILoveYaByeByeeeeeeee: www.vgdj.net, [email protected], our thread on OCR, IRC chat @ enterthegame.com #vgdj, our non-profit store, 1-800-990-VGDJ, %^( shot photo album, and please please please please please please please please pleeeeeaaaase… vote for us on Podcast Alley!
[31:51]
VOICEMAIL: Thanks to DrumUltimA, Max from Germany, Shiver McTimber, Peter (Happy birthday, lover girl!), and Toot!
[38:55] [stinger]

Background music used in episode 048, in order of appearance:

– Wild Arms ‘Dové L’Amore’ by DJ Crono
– Final Fantasy 6 ‘Greater Alchemic Patchwork’ by Israfel
– “Soul Sight” by DJ Zenith and SGX, from his new original album, Chroma!
– Streets of Rage 2 ‘Infectious Oldskool’ by GeckoYamori
– Wing Commander ‘Wing Theme Surf’ by The Fat Man/Team Fat
– “Family Damacy” from the We Love Katamari OST
– Super Mario World ‘Super Mariocean’ by spacepony
– “Outside the Club” by McVaffe
– Toejam & Earl ‘James Brown in Space’ by djpretzel

HELP WANTED: OverClocked ReMix Staff Positions

OverClocked ReMix is looking for individuals to fill three staff positions.
Japanese Language Correspondent/Translator (2)

These two positions would be available to djpretzel, the judges panel,
and other OCR staff or project coordinators for translating material to
and from Japanese. Possible contexts would be contacting Japanese
composers for questions/interviews, translating site materials into
Japanese, translating submission emails made in Japanese, and
performing site-related research using Japanese websites.

We’re NOT looking for third or fourth-year Japanese students who
have a basic proficiency with spoken Japanese and hiragana/katakana
only. We’re looking for fluent readers & writers specifically, with
a strong grasp of Kanji, who can visit text-heavy Japanese websites and
without much effort know what’s being said. I don’t want to discourage
people *too* much, but I know that a lot of OCR visitors are anime
fans, like myself, who know at least a little “otaku” Japanese from
watching Evangelion, etc., and I want to be clear that we’re looking
for fluent readers and writers of the language. There may be some sort
of test involved, depending on interest.

Neither of these positions would require too much time/effort – it
would be intermittent, from month to month, probably going weeks or
months without any requests – but when a need does arise, we’d like a
couple dedicated, fluent folk interested in helping OCR out to be
available.

If you think you could fill one of these positions, contact [email protected].

T-Shirt Shipping Assistant (Southeast Michigan ONLY: Ann Arbor, Saline, Dexter, Ypsilanti, etc.)

As some of you are (painfully) aware, we’ve been having problems
shipping shirts out on time. Part of this is because Zachary Williams,
who hosts OCR for free and runs the store from which the shirts are
sold, simply doesn’t have the time and resources to actually do the
shipping. He’s looking for an assistant in the Southeast Michigan area
that’d be willing to help ship things out as orders come in. This would
involve some traveling to his house and perhaps to the local shirt
store where the shirts are printed, preferably on a weekly or bi-weekly
basis.

Zach’s got more details if there’s anyone in the area that can help
us, and him, out. There’s a possibility of limited pay involved, but
certainly there’d be a free shirt or two, and some other goodies that
the ztnet store sells.

If you think you could fill this position, contact [email protected].

Within A Deep Forest

Nifflas, a prominent tracker who hangs out in the modarchive.com irc channel on espernet, is also a freeware game developer.  The project is now “complete.” and Nifflas is focusing his time on the sequel, most likely working on design while he awaits the release of Multimedia Fusion 2, as he has already created a great beta engine in MMF 1.5.

I stumbled upon WADF recently when chatting in the modarchive channel on esper, and after I started playing it, I decided to check out the credits, and, much to my surprise, Doragon was credited for music and sound effects (his music/sfx are in the locked minigames).  The game itself is simple in terms of story, but the atmosphere and the design are quite exceptional for being a freeware project.  That is, unless…

Please see http://withinadeepforest.ni2.se for more information.

Italy 2-0 Germany

I am making this report a news post because there are many of you in the communities who follow the World Cup very closely.

An amazing game, I say. Italy won by an extremely narrow hair.
The last semi-final match (France vs. Portugal) is tomorrow at 11:00 AM PDT/1:00 PM CDT/2:00 PM EDT. The winner of this match will go against Italy for World Champion.

The two teams traded shots at the goals back and forth many, many times. Italy, however, was much more aggressive. Italy had 12 corner kicks along with an estimated 60% coverage of the ball. Germany had a mere 4 corner kicks. Fouling was not too aggressive, thankfully, unlike another game. The two teams demonstrated great sportsmanship, and that is partially why I feel the obligation to inform the communities of this great match.

Thank you.

-MagiNinjA

Anime ReMix 3.0!

Hey guys, OverCoat here! Carbunk1e has just “finished” AR3, and it looks something like this: http://www.animeremix.org/. It is for the most part finished, but please post on the forum and let Carbunk1e know what you think!

Expect some heightened activity on the site soon! I have a project of
my own [and some other trackers :)] that I’m sure any anime music
enthusiast would appreciate.

-soc